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Ascension Day

May 13, 2021


Millersburg, OH 44654
United States

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For 40 days after his resurrection on Easter Sunday, the Bible says that Jesus travelled and preached with his apostles, preparing them for his departure from Earth. Ascension Day marks the moment Jesus literally ascended into heaven before his disciples, at the village of Bethany, near Jerusalem.


Large numbers of Amish families gather Thursday to celebrate Ascension Day, the day on which Christians believe that Jesus Christ ascended into heaven. Amish communities in North America typically mark the day by closing their businesses and not doing field work, focusing instead on family gatherings and reunions.